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Dr. Wei (Sophia) Deng

Department of Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS)

Room: Humanities and Social Sciences Building E21-3037
Telephone: +(853) 8822 4253


E-mail: wdeng@umac.mo

Lab Website: http://dengabcdlab.com/

 

 
Academic qualifications
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, The Ohio State University, USA, 2015-2016
  • Ph.D. in Psychology (Developmental), The Ohio State University, USA, 2015
  • M.A. in Psychology, The Ohio State University, USA, 2011
  • B.S. in Psychology, Zhejiang University, China, 2009
 
Research Areas
  • Cognitive Development
  • Categorization
  • Attention
  • Memory
  • Learning Mechanisms

 

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

  • Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2016). Selective attention, diffused attention, and the development of categorization. Cognitive Psychology, 91, 24-62.

 

  • Sloutsky, V. M., Deng, W., Fisher, A. V., & Kloos, H. (2015). Conceptual influences on induction: A case for a late onset. Cognitive Psychology, 82, 1-31.

  • Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2015). Labels, dynamic visual features, and distribution of attention in infant category learning. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 134, 62-77.

  • Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2015). The development of categorization: Effects of classification and inference training on category representation. Developmental Psychology, 51, 392-405.

  • Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2013). The role of linguistic labels in inductive generalization. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 114, 432-455.

  • Robinson, C. W, Best, C. A., Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2012). The role of words in cognitive tasks: What, when, and how? Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 1-8.

  • Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2012). Carrot eaters or moving heads: Inductive inference is better supported by salient features than by category labels. Psychological Science, 23, 178-186.

 

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

  • Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2013). Effects of training on categorization. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, (pp. 2166-2171). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

  • Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2012). The role of linguistic labels in infants' categorization: An eye tracking study. In N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R. P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, (pp. 282-287). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

  • Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2010). The role of linguistic labels in categorization. In S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, (pp. 230-235). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Conference Presentations

  • Darby, K. P., Deng, W., Sloutsky, V. M., & Walter, D. B. (2017). What's scene in development? Rapid attention allocation to objects and scenes in children. Poster to be presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

  • Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2016). Differential coupling of categorization and memory across development. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Memory, Budapest, Hungary.

  • Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2016). Plasticity of categorization: Developmental differences in category learning and transfer between children and adults. Poster presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Sloutsky, V. M., & Deng, W. (2015). The development of categorization: Attention, decision, and representation. Paper to be presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL.

  • Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2015). Flexibility of categorization: Developmental differences between adults and children. Poster presented at the 9th Biennial Meeting of Cognitive Development Society, Columbus, OH.

  • Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2015). Developmental differences in category representation: Evidence from recognition memory. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Sloutsky, V. M., Deng, W., Fisher, A. V., & Kloos, H. (2015). Conceptual information does not induce category-based induction in children. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Sloutsky, V. M., & Deng, W. (2014). The development of categorization: Attention and category representation. Paper presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, CA.

  • Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2013). Developmental differences in category representations. Poster presented at the 8th Biennial Meeting of Cognitive Development Society, Memphis, TN.

  • Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2013). Effects of training on categorization. Poster presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society,Berlin, Germany.

  • Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2013). Rule-seekers and probability-catchers: Effects of training on category learning. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

  • Sloutsky, V. M., & Deng, W. (2013). The role of linguistic labels in infants’ category learning. Paper presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, MN.

  • Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2012). The role of linguistic labels in infants' categorization: An eye tracking study.  Paper presented at the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Sapporo, Japan.

  • Sloutsky, V. M., & Deng, W. (2011). The role of category labels in categorization and induction. Paper presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Seattle, WA.

  • Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2010). The role of linguistic labels in categorization. Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Portland, Oregon.


Courses Taught
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Lifespan Developmental Psychology